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Geriatronics Summit 2023: robotics and AI technology for supporting the care of older adults

Following the success of last year’s edition, the Geriatronics Summit 2023 successfully brought together researchers from AI and Robotics with care providers, the general public, stakeholders in the field of care for older adults, and people with lived experience of disability at the beautiful Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the district with the largest elderly population in the Free State of Bavaria, Germany. With a fantastic line-up of 16 speakers coming from the east and west coast of the US, UK, and from several countries in the EU, and about 100 participants from all over the world, the summit…

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Unlocking Opportunities and Inspiring Innovation: Why munich_i Should Be on Your Radar

Attending munich_i can offer you several benefits and opportunities. Here are some reasons why you should consider visiting this high-tech platform at automatica, one of the world’s biggest trade fairs in automation. You can get a free day ticket to visit the munich_i booth too!

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Faces of Robotics: What MIRMI professors are like

They deal with robotics and AI every day. But at the end of the day, they are human beings, just like anyone else: our professors at Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) give quick answers to short questions.

| NEWS, Research, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, TUM Press Release

Climate impact of natural gas often worse than assumed

Heating and cooking with natural gas often has a greater impact on the climate than commonly believed. This is a conclusion of a new calculation model developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The difference: the researchers’ model also takes into account the enormous quantities of unused gas released into the atmosphere.

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Join Our Focus Group Robotics in Healthcare: Shaping the Future of Responsible Robotics Together!

A series of focus groups is being organized in Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen on June 12, 13, and 14 to engage the broader public in discussions on Robotics in healthcare. In these focus groups, you will have the chance to discuss the use of robotics in healthcare and share your perspective: What opportunities, but also challenges do you see? What framework conditions must be ensured for the use of robotics? The results of the discussion will be anonymized so that they can no longer be attributed to you as an individual, and will be published in scientific journals and considered for…

| NEWS, Work, Robotics, Perception, Artificial Intelligence

The new TUM Center TUM ELI: First AI experimentation room for automatic knowledge generation

The Science Council has recommended the construction of a new research building at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The TUM Center for Embodied Laboratory Intelligence (TUM ELI) is to be funded with 51 million euros. The research building is scheduled to go into operation in 2028. Questions for the Director Start-ups & Infrastructure of the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) Prof. Eckehard Steinbach.

| NEWS, Work, Robotics, Perception

From Cobots to Tactile Robots: How tactile robots make human-robot collaboration (HRC) safe

They are called LWR iisy, LWR iiwa, Yu+, UR 5e or simply "Robot": Everything in Robin Kirschner's lab in Garching-Hochbrück revolves around robot arms, including those from Kuka, Yuanda Robotics, Universal Robotics or Franka Emika. "I don't know of any lab that tests more robotic arms than we do," says Robin Kirschner, lab-manager of the Robot Performance and Safety lab and PhD student at the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI). Their topic: making sure robots can safely interact with people.

| NEWS, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence

The Design Generator: Building Products Like ChatGPT Writes Texts

Luca Sacchetto wants to let artificial intelligence build sofas, chairs and, for example, robot heads. Based on an open-source transformer similar to the Generative Pretrained Transformer (GPT), the doctoral student at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) does not create texts like ChatGPT, but design proposals. That ist he idea.

| NEWS, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence

Robotics Award: Ribin Balachandran wins George Giralt Phd Award

Two MIRMI doctoral theses made it into the top 4 at the George Giralt Phd Award 2023. Ribin Balachandran shares first prize with Antonio Andreilla from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona. Balachandran was awarded for his research on "adaptive shared control of robots". Nico Mansfeld also reached the final round of the last four.

| Health, Research, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence

Riddhiman Laha on the dream of a robot

On the one hand, seeing the capabilities of humans, on the other hand, using the strengths of robots: That is the goal of PhD student Riddhiman Laha at the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI).